Gabrielle Union, an advocate for breast cancer awareness as a result of losing a friend to the disease, recently participated in the 20th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in New York’s Central Park – a 5K (3.1 mile) course with her team, Gabby’s Circle of Promise. She was joined by over 24,000 participated (which included 1,600 breast cancer survivors).
The month of October is focused solely on raising awareness throughout the nation about breast cancer and to raise funds towards research to find a cure. Beauty companies continue to contribute to the cause by creating wonderful Breast Cancer Awareness Month beauty products that make your heart skip a beat all-the-while nurturing your philanthropic spirit because you can donate to this cause at the time of purchase.
Nail polish removers aren’t known for having a pleasant smell, so Butter London Powder Room Nail Polish Remover ($5, ulta.com) is definitely an improvement on the tried & true formulas we’ve always known because it’s a sweet smelling lacquer remover. When you buy this product, you can donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in one of three ways: add $1 increments to your checkout basket, buy a $5 Pink Ribbon Tote or Donate minutes of research time directly to the foundation, for example $25 equals 30 minutes of breast cancer research.
We have officially transitioned into fall, and with the change in weather inevitably comes dry/rough skin. Don’t neglect your hands, keep them soft and supple with Crabtree & Evelyn’s 60-Second Fix Kit for Hands ($30, crabtree-evelyn.com). As you treat your dry hands, you’re lending a helping hand to fight breast cancer with this two-part kit. It contains a Hand Recovery treatment and a shea butter–rich Hand Therapy — both of which guarantee baby-soft skin all day long. The proceeds from a purchase of one bottle will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $25,000.
If a soft-pink glow is what you’re after, then this is the product for you. This shimmering, brush-on powder creates a soft, light pink glow. Just dust lightly on your cheekbones after applying your blush. This compact works well with neutral and pink blush. In connection with the sale of this eyeshadow compact, Bobbi Brown will donate (from North America’s sales)$35,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Solano, one of the premiere names in the beauty industry because of their top-of-the-line salon professional tools has partnered with Living Beyond Breast Cancer with the Solano Power to Prevent Dryer ($159, solanopower.com).The partnership between the two organizations is perfect because Solano, at the core, is a company that is concerned with women looking and feeling their best which is paramount given the uphill battle many women face when dealing with this disease, while LBBC empowers women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.
A few features of this amazing hair dryer are that it’s 1875 watts, has an ergonomic handle, and it delivers smooth, shiny hair free of fly-aways because it’s made with Tourmaline (emits a natural far infrared heat and negative ions). If you don’t know this brand, your stylist more than likely does so you’re definitely guaranteed a product of the highest standard, quality and performance.
When you purchase one of these dryers, know that Solano is lending its support by giving an annual donation to the LBBC organization.
Hue Knew It? I did.
Got a beauty question? Tweet me @HueKnewIt with the hashtag #AskGregorie